I was moved by the item about San Francisco Architect Donald MacDonald, who has designed small, waterproof shelters for the city's homeless ((NATION, May 11)). The Reagan Administration chooses to allot millions of dollars to foreign countries while ignoring certain domestic problems. The homeless wandering our streets are Americans. Our Government should be serving its own citizens before distributing money abroad.
Marshall J. Pauly
Henry David Thoreau beat Donald MacDonald to plywood sleepers more than 100 years ago, when he wrote in Walden: "I used to see a large box by the railroad, six feet long by three wide,...